Hidden Theme in Genesis Chapter 2
Do you know there is a hidden theme in Genesis chapter 2? Check out the answers in this blog post!
Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
The man said,
“This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called ‘woman,’
for she was taken out of man.”
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
Do you know that Genesis chapter 2 is a theme on marriage? Do you know that everything written in Genesis chapter 2 is about how our heavenly Father planned out a beautiful love story for Adam? Do you know why the LORD rested on the 7th day? Do you know that the garden of Eden was the matrimony home that the LORD God created for Adam and Eve? Do you know why Eve was not created before, or at the same time, or immediately after Adam was created? Do you know why unlike Adam, Eve was not made from dust but from the rib of Adam? You are going to find out all these answers in this blog post.
The LORD God orchestrated Adam & Eve’s wedding
Although the bible did not explicitly state that there was a wedding feast for Adam and Eve, it explicitly stated in Genesis 1:27-28 that God blessed them to be fruitful and multiply. Genesis chapter 1 gives a macro perspective of God’s creation. Whereas Genesis chapter 2 gives us the micro perspective, the details of what happened:
We know from Genesis 2:22 that the LORD God brought the woman to Adam. From Genesis 2:24 onwards, Adam and Eve were referred to as husband and wife. We also know that Adam and Eve were created on the 6th day of creation (Genesis 1:26-31) and God rested on the next day, the 7th day. God will never get tired (Isaiah 40:28), so God must have stopped work to celebrate the union, the marriage of Adam and Eve.
Just as the LORD gave the commandment to the children of Israel to observe the Sabbath, stating that the LORD rested on the 7th day (Exodus 20:11), this tells us that on the 7th day of creation, the LORD was with Adam and Eve. It was a day where Adam and Eve rested in His love, enjoying all the blessings that God lavished on them. In other words, it was the first wedding day of mankind.
For this reason, the 7th day of creation was not placed in Genesis chapter 1. Instead, it is placed at the beginning of Genesis chapter 2 because chapter 2’s theme is all about how God intricately created the matrimony home and orchestrated the love story and marriage of Adam and Eve. The first 3 verses of Genesis chapter 2 is the 7th day, the wedding day. Verse 4 (Genesis 2:4) tells us that starting from this point, it gives the history of the generations of mankind, from Adam onwards. Verse 5 (Genesis 2:5) to the last verse (Genesis 2:25) of chapter 2 was about the LORD creating the matrimony home and the love story of Adam and Eve.
God created the Matrimony Home (Garden of Eden)
Genesis 2:5 stated that there was no man to till the ground. Genesis 2:7 stated that the LORD made Adam from dust. However, no where was it ever written that Adam was made to plant the garden of Eden. Instead, the verse after Adam was created, Genesis 2:8 stated that the LORD planted a garden in Eden. This further confirms that God had never made man to labour and toil. He planted all sorts of trees that were not only delicious but beautiful and had even the rivers to water the garden. The LORD filled the land of Havilah with gold, aromatic resin and onyx stones. That’s the kind of abundance He had planned for Adam and Eve. The LORD placed Adam in the garden of Eden (Genesis 2:15). This tells us that it was the home that the LORD created for Adam and Eve.
God wrote the love story of Adam and Eve
Genesis 2:20 tells us that there was no suitable companion for Adam. It is impossible that the LORD did not know that only a female human is suitable for Adam. The LORD already stated in Genesis 2:18 that He will make a suitable companion for Adam. However, He did not immediately make the woman. Instead, the LORD brought the animals to Adam for Adam to name them. Why is there a delay in creating Eve?
The reason is because the LORD was preparing Adam to realise that he needs a companion, so that he would cherish and love the woman when the LORD brought her to him. In addition, the LORD was giving Adam his mission, his position and his inheritance so that when Eve entered into this world, she entered as Adam’s helper and companion and she would be able to respect Adam for his career and position. Although Adam was created from dust (Genesis 2:7), Eve was created from Adam’s rib because God’s plan was for Adam to love Eve as he loved himself.
The theme of Genesis 2
While Genesis chapter 1 gave a macro perspective of God’s creation of the universe, Genesis chapter 2 gave a micro perspective of God’s creation of a matrimony home, a marriage, a family and a wedding day for Adam and Eve.
This tells us how awesome our God is. Though He is the creator of this great universe, He cares for our lives. He would stop work to spend time with us. He writes our love stories.
In fact, in the 25 verses of Genesis chapter 2, we can see God’s blessings for Adam and Eve (mankind) in every area:
1. Favour of God, rest, joy, peace ( Genesis 2:1-3)
2. Life and health (Genesis 2:7)
3. Provision, home (shelter), healing, food, abundance and luxurious living that satisfies the desires of our eyes and mouth (Genesis 2:8-9)
4. Wealth and riches (Genesis 2:12) as well as sustainability (Genesis 2:10-14)
5. Mission and career (Genesis 2:15)
6. Authority, position and power (Genesis 2:19-20)
7. Love, family and companionship (Genesis 2:18-25)
My child, now that you see how intricately our LORD God planned everything good for mankind, there is really nothing for you who believe in Jesus, to fear nor worry about the future. Just as Jesus revealed to us that our heavenly Father knows all our needs before we ask Him (Matthew 6:8), you can rest in this perfect love of our Abba Father. He loves you and watches over you.
If you are not yet a believer, you can pray this prayer to receive Jesus into your life:
“Dear LORD Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God and that you love me so much that you left your throne in Heaven to come into this world to suffer on my behalf. You chose to die for my sins so that I can be set free from a life of poverty, pain, defeat and bondages of sins. I pray that You come into my life and be my LORD and Saviour. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit so that I can lead a victorious life. I believe that from this moment on, I am a new creation. Help me to walk with you each day so that I am able to enjoy the rich and satisfying life that God had planned for me when He formed me. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”
If you have said the above prayer, you are born again by the Holy Spirit. Write down this date so that you will never forget this new birthday. You are now a child of God, you are a new creation. You have the Kingdom of heaven to inherit. You have a new life, you are called a Christian. Look for a church near you, start reading the bible everyday and walk with Jesus. You can turn to Jesus with all your cares and worries. He is with you always and He will guide you. You will be amazed as you walk this new journey.